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1CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013 VC & WG Side MeetingCEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013
2Welcome & objectives Reinforced support and feedback for VCs and WGs SIT-27 side meeting was productive and follow-up telcon seriesCEOS SEC VC reportSIT-28 meeting contents selected from VC & WG leadership suggestions – debating and progressing topics of common interestVCs & WGs asked to moderate & contribute
3Agenda Objectives & Actions VC Membership, composition & sustainability (SST, OST, OCR…)*VC Portals Study (CNES)*WGCV Collaboration with VCs (WGCV)2015 deliverables (B Smith, GEOSEC, OCR..)*GEO Blue Planet Task (CEO, OST)Preview of Data Discovery & Access SIT-28 (WGISS)*Wrapselection of VC/WG choice topic for discussion at SIT-28speakers & content readied for their topics (marked *)
4Action statusALLACTION to provide any comments on the VC portal from Steven Hosford.
5Action statusSSTACTION SST-VC to advise the SIT Chair team if there are any specific ways it can be of support in helping ensure GEO capabilities over the Indian Ocean. - SST-VC asks that the SIT Chair request that all space agencies with SST capabilities or SST interests actively participate in the SST-VC, especially those with GEO capabilities over the Indian Ocean.WGISSACTION Steven Hosford to coordinate reporting back to Satoko Miura and the SIT Chair Team from the Ground Station Coordination Board meeting (through either Mirko Albani/ESA or Richard Moreno/WGISS Vice)ACTION Steven Hosford to circulate any materials he has which might help to explain the ESA position on CWIC-HMA interaction
6Action statusWGCapDACTION Jacob Sutherlun to keep the SIT Chair Team apprised of the status of discussions on the release of SRTM data for the planned Kenya workshop (ongoing – inclusion of other types of high resolution DEM data being looked at)ACTION Jacob Sutherlun and Hilcéa Ferreira to contact Humbulani Mudau, who’s secondment to GEOSEC is ending, and who will be returning to South Africa and has offered to support the EO e-learning course there.(Superseded – Nale Mudau is now contact)
7Action statusWGCVACTION Stephen Ward to ensure that WGCV is connected with Miriam Baltuck, who is leading the development of the GFOI Methods and Guidance
8Action statusOCRACTION Paula to summarise the feedback from discussion at IOCCG on the IN-SITU OCR, and the polar and GEO OCR requirements, and provide suggestions for the SIT Chair team for discussion topics at SIT-28. PROVIDED & UPLOADEDACTION Paula to summarise the IOCCG response to the operational oceanography paper. COMMENTS PROVIDED
9VC Membership, Composition & Sustainability G. Dyke/SIT Chair Team, C. Donlon and K. Casey/SST-VC, M. Dowell/WGClimateCEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton , Virginia, USA March 2013
10Overview Update on VC membership status and gaps Status of VC engagement with respective science teamsMotives, perceived benefits and risksDiscussion
11Key Questions for Discussion What is motivating the move for some VCs to engage related science teams?Are there lessons for other VCs & do we need a more systematic approach to engagement?
12VC Membership Status Approximate VC Membership PC: ~20 LSI: ~20 ACC: ~15 CEOS, ~100 more generally (academia, etc.)SST: ~10 (all members also GHRSST members)OSVW: ~20OST: ?OCR: ?
13Changes in Gaps Since SIT-27 PC:No change (CMA, ROSHYDROMET)LSI:Link to WGClimate established through John DwyerLinks to SDCG being clarifiedACC:Fuxiang Huang at CMA/NSMC indicated he will attendNo progress with RussiaSSTAdded CSIRO/BoM and WGCVStill seeking ISRO, CONAE, NRSCC, NSMC/CMA, Roskosmos, KARI, SANSA
14Changes in Gaps Since SIT-27 OSVW:No change (SOA, CMA, ROSHYDROMET, ROSKOSMOS)No response to CEOS leadership letter last year to ChinaEUMETSAT progress with SOA bi-laterallyOST: SIT-27 StatusCNSA/China (OSTST participation, HY-2A, HY-2B, SARAL/AltiKa)ESA (OSTST participation)OCR: SIT-27 StatusInstrument Science Teams – various CEOS agencies
15VCs and Science Teams VC Science Team(s) VC-ST Interface Formal Coordination StatusSSTGHRSSTAll SST-VC members are in GHRSST.GHRSST established SST-VC.OSVWIOVWSTPaul Chang/NOAADialog initiated at 2012 IOVWST meeting in Utrecht.OCRIOCCG CEOS AssociateMark Dowell/JRCPaula Bontempi/NASAOCR-VC members frequently presented at IOCCG. Coordination potential on ECV generation in support of GCOSOSTOST-STPascal Bonnefond/FranceJoshua Willis NASA JPLOST-ST is part of the formal 4-party agreement covering up to Jason-3. OST-ST has expressed some desire to expand beyond current 4 parties.
16VCs and Science Teams VC Science Team(s) VC-ST Interface Formal Coordination StatusPCNASA and JAXA PMM-STs, M-T IST, CGMS-IPWG, GEWEXNASA, JAXA, U. of Nagoya, CNES, LEGOS-OMP/CNRS, UCAR, CSUSTs have participated PC-VC since its inception in 2007, contributing to the PC-VC IP, work plans and reporting, and CEOS GCOS IP response. PC-VC workshops held on the sidelines of the NASA PMM ST meetings to facilitate participation.ACCSPARC,IOC,mission science teams, GCOS, European Carbonsat MAGOngoing collaborative efforts with SPARC, IOC and othersLSILand cover mission STs, land-derived ECV groups, GOFC-GOLDInformalFormative
17MotivationOCR was well aligned; SST was aligned by design; OST & OSVW, are looking to better align with key science teamsPC also has linksACC and LSI more diffuseWhat is the motivation for this engagement?Is this indicative of a bigger issue with the current geometry for all VCs?
18BenefitsThere are multiple benefits to links between CEOS VCs/WGs and domain specific international science working groupsThey provide the scientific underpinning to CEOS agency activities in the international contextThey can provide independent oversight on activities where this is requiredThey provide a international consolidation of “scientific user requirements” for CEOS agency datasets and products
19BenefitsCEOS has implicitly taken advantage of these relationships through a variety of mechanismsExisting links with VCs WGsThe international Science Working Groups being existing CEOS associate membersDo we need to define a systematic approach to addressing the relationship between CEOS and these organizations?NB: there is no pre-judged opinion on this
20Mapping Existing Relationships CEOS EntityISWGLinkOCR-VCIOCCGAssociate memberWGClimateWCRP activitiesSST-VCGHRSSTCatalyst for VCOST-VCOSTST ?OSVW-VCOSVWST?PC-VCPrecip. STsFormative and on going contributions to the VCACC-VC…LSI-VC
21CautionsNo need to force these relationships – there should be mutual benefit on both sidesWhere the VCs (in particular) feel they have productive existing relationship with science groups CEOS should not force any imposed mechanism of interactionWhere availability it may be relevant for CEOS to identify “umbrella” organizations (e.g. WCRP) to interface with.
22CautionsThese interactions may come with (additional) expectations for CEOS Agencies to resource the activities of these groups – this may not be negative if it is done in a way to maximize the benefit to CEOS.We may need to be wary of individual PIs using these fora as a means to advocate support for their own activities.
23DiscussionWhat is motivating the move for some VCs to engage related science teams?Is this indicative of a broader trend or issue?Do we need to define a systematic approach to addressing the relationship between CEOS and these organizations?
24Examples – Backup for Discussion ClimateGHRSST – SST-VC
25Example: The Climate Perspective There are several ongoing activities in WGClimate that would benefit from the independent oversight of external scientific bodies:Metrics – assessing the maturity of productsIn depth assessments, ECV inter-comparisonsWGClimate is working on these topics both:Internally with the VCs (pilots SST and OCR)Externally with the domain specific science groups – through links to the VCs and with the WCRP Data Advisory Council
26Example: The Climate Perspective Still work in progress, but potential roles, on assessments, could include:WCRP-DAC define best practicesCombined domain science group and VC teams undertake actual assessmentsWGClimate ensures the process is progressing and adequately resourced and make the links for additional ECVsGCOS/WCRP Panels provide overall review of the process – include results in GCOS Adequacy Reports
27GHRSST – SST-VC Experience SST-VC is the GHRSST representative to CEOS, and vice-versa, with some defined tasks to report on to CEOSST members are not typically funded to attend SIT, CEOS Plenary, or other CEOS meetingsFunded to do science, make products, and at best attend a GHRSST Science Team meetingIdeally CEOS agencies as a group, and individually, would treat the VCs like a physical extension of their actual agencies, with appropriate levels of support
28“VC Portals” StudySteven Hosford, Pedro Gonçalves CNES CEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013
30GEOSS ResourcesAccess to GEOSS Resources (EC, Italy, Japan, USA, ESA, ICSU, IEEE, OGC)* ~430 components registered (datasets, systems & portals)Over 14M resourcesNew: PANGAEA, WIS GISC DWD, GENESI-DEC, Compusult CatalogGradual integration of DataCORE pledges
31GEOSS Data-CORE GEOSS Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone Over 14’700 Data-CORE resources visible & accessible via GEO PortalContributions need to increaseCritical to advancing data sharingData Sharing PrinciplesFull and Open Exchange of DataData and Products at Minimum Time delay and Minimum CostFree of Charge or Cost of Reproduction
32VC portals study objectives Improve discovery and download access of space data collectionsIdentify and evaluate access to datasets belonging to each VCWhich satellite/sensor combinations belong to each VCWhat is the status of the data collections they generatecompliancy with the GEOSS data access characterizations (e.g. DataCORE) – link to SEO Data policy studydiscoverability from the GEOSS Common Infra or CEOS level infrastructureProvide feedback (guidance) and support to improve the catalogue and product access and registration (CWIC, HMA interoperability)Examine the need for a more proactive approach from CEOS leadershipIn collaboration with WGISS and SEO and with full buy-in from VCs this work should eventually lead to improved CEOS and Virtual Constellations footprint in GEOSSInitial recommendations presented at WGISS-35 (Brazil 6-10 May 2013)
33Virtual Constellations Space and ground segment capabilities operating together in a coordinated mannerOverlapping in coverage and domains in order to meet a common set of Earth Observation requirementsDemonstrate the value of a collaborative partnership in addressing a key observational gaps in order to achieve sustainabilityConstellations deal with several activities within CEOS and link directly into specific GEOSS space segment requirements, e.g.Precipitation Virtual Constellation contributes to the GEOSS targets of 3-hourly global precipitation measurements and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM).
34Potential impact of using VCs Improve search capabilities beyond free-textMimic mainstream search engines with ordering/relevance of search results:Geospatial and temporal domainUsage patternsApplications and linkages of collectionsCEOS Virtual Constellations have great potentialin establishing link between data collections and application domainsimprove links between collections (find one, suggest another)interoperability for cross-search / relation (link a product with data and space-time equivalent product, link products with auxiliary data)introducing domain “intelligence” into search and access
35Precipitation Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) SSMIS instruments on U.S. DMSP satellitesAMSR-2 on JAXA’s GCOM-W1 satelliteMADRAS, SAPHIR - Megha-Tropiques (CNES and ISRO)Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) instrument (NOAA-19)MHS on the MetOp series of satellites (EUMETSAT)ATMS instruments - NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP)Microwave imager planned for the DWSSActions:Confirm listingNeed to identify particular datasets from these missionsData accessibility to be testedDual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR)Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) instruments on U.S. Defence Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellitesAdvanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 (AMSR-2) on JAXA’s Global Change Observation Mission - Water 1 (GCOM-W1) satelliteThe Multi-Frequency Microwave Scanning Radiometer (MADRAS) and the multi-channel microwave humidity sounder (SAPHIR) on the Megha-Tropiques satellite (CNES, ISRO)The Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) instrument (NOAA-19)MHS instruments on the MetOp series of satellites (EUMETSAT)The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instruments on the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP)ATMS instruments on the NOAA-NASA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) satellitesMicrowave imager planned for the Defence Weather Satellite System (DWSS)
36Land Surface Imaging Instruments/Datasets CBERS, LANDSAT, RESOURCESAT, SPOT, ALOS, RADARSAT, ENVISATContributions to the deployment of GEO Forest Carbon Tracking InitiativeMost of the collections have already a discovery mechanismLSI data access portalChallenges to come – seamless discovery and access to Landsat-8/Sentinel-2 dataActionsConfirm listingNeed to identify particular datasets from these missions
37Atmospheric Composition Appropriate UV/VIS and IR/microwave radiances of TOMS (1979~), SBUV (1979~), HIRS (1979~),GOME, GOME-2(1996~), MIPAS, SCIAMACHY ( )OMI (2003~), TES ( )NASA GOZCARDS projectSBUV and Total Ozone Mapping Spectr. (TOMS) (1970~).OMI / TROPOMI (2004~)OMPS (Ozone Mapper Profiler Suite) (1982~)IASi (IR At. Sounding Interferometer), Metop-A/B (2006~)Actions:Confirm listingHave already search and data access mechanismData accessibility and flow needs to be testedAppropriate UV/VIS and IR/microwave radiances of TOMS (1979~), SBUV (1979~), HIRS (1979~),Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME, GOME-2) (1996~),Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) ( ),Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) (2003~),Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) ( ),Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) ( )NASA MEaSUREs Global OZone Chemistry And Related trace gas Data records for the Stratosphere (GOZCARDS) projectSolar Backscatter UltraViolet (SBUV) and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) (1970~).OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) / TROPOMI (Tropospheric Ozone Monitoring Instrument) (2004~)OMPS (Ozone Mapper Profiler Suite) (1982~)IASi (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer), Metop-A/B (2006~)
38Ocean Surface Topography ERS1/2, ENVISAT and CryoSat Radar AltimeterOSTM/Jason-2 (/1), SARAL (Satellite with ARGOS and AltiKa) - ISRO/CNES, Haiyang-2A (CNSA)Several data distribution portals (AVISO, RADS, NODC, EUMETSAT)Some collections are discoverable and onlinePortals already distribute multi-mission products, added-value of CEOS?VC Near Real Time requirement ?
39Ocean Surface Vector Winds METOP (EUMETSAT)OCEANSAT (ISRO)Haiyang-2A (CNSA)Actions:Confirm listingNeed to identify particular datasets from those missionsCommon areas within the ocean related VCs (e.g. ocean topography)
40Ocean Colour Radiometry Particularity of focusing on upper level global data products (e.g. level 3, 4) instead of the instrument level products (level 1 and 2)SIMBIOS (NASA), GlobColour (ESA), ChloroGIN (POGO-GEO-GOOS), SAFARI (CSA/GEO)Actions:Confirm list and data processing levelEvaluate data accessibilitySeverals portals already exist (continuity?), CEOS added-value?
41Sea Surface Temperature Large list of collections:Meteosat, ERS , POES, TRMM, INSAT, OCEANSAT-1, Terra, GOES, NMP , Envisat, Aqua, FY-1, Coriolis/Windsat, KALPANA-1, FY-2 , MTSAT , EPS, HY-1, FY-3 , Meteor, COMS, GOMS/ELECTRO, HY-2, SAC, NPP, GCOM-W, Sentinel-3, FY-4, GCOM-C, JPSS, MTG-IActionsNeed of further analysis and input from VC to prioritize data collectionsIdentify data portals and evaluate data accessibility
42Next StepsEstablish contact with each VC (during the next 2 days hopefully)Validate primary data collections listingValidate specific requirements (NRT, processing level)Define priority data collectionsEvaluate and testData discovery and online access methods (machine to machine discovery and access)Define data flows scenarios (discover collection to access products)Demonstrate workflow scenarios (access and process data)
43Thanks for your feedback / thoughts on these proposals Steven HosfordPedro Gonçalves
44WGCV collaboration with the VCs Dr. Satish SrivastavaWGCV Chair Canadian Space Agency (CSA) CEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton , Virginia, USA 11th March 2013
45WGCV-35 Plenary Outcomes The 35th WGCV Plenary, held jointly with the 34th WGISS Plenary, was hosted by ISRO in Hyderabad, India from September 2012.Transition of WGCV Chair from Gregory Stensaas (USGS) to Satish Srivastava (CSA) for period.Election of Albrecht von Bargen (DLR) as WGCV Vice-chair for period and then Chair for period.WGCV and WGISS agreed for some joint-effortsHighlights of agreed joint-efforts:Evaluation of data quality metadata fields for sensors/products + definition of requirementsCEOS WGCV Test Site information access in CWIC/IDNDevelop CEOS Quality IndicatorsDefine ECV quality information and implementation process for metadata and associated documentationIdentify key players from VCs to support WGCV/WGISS tasksUpdate current and develop new CEOS Showcases – DEM Quality Information System (DEMqis) proposedContinue to work with WGISS on data and information access
46WGCV-35 Plenary Outcomes Main Recommendations from WGCV-35 to CEOS:1 a) CEOS agencies to support in developing and maintaining recommended instrumentation at the recommended CEOS Cal/Val test sites for IVOS, LPV, and SAR.1 b) To provide routine data via sensor acquisition plans over the CEOS recommended sites1 c) To provide free access to data acquired over CEOS sites to CEOS member agencies for calibration purposes, preferably via CWIC.2 a) To provide a process for supplying resources/funding/support for ground networks and field campaigns2 b) To provide resources required to enable comparisons of radiometers used for validation of 1) SST and 2) OC to be organized in 2014 (preparations to commence in 2013) in support of VCs and derivation of ECVs.
47WGCV-35 Plenary Outcomes Main Recommendations from WGCV-35 to CEOS: continued3) To encourage members to provide resource to lead and encourage widespread implementation of QA4EO principles within current and future activities of CEOS members facilitated by the new UKSA QA4EO Secretariat. -> Some details, see belowWGCV and WGC to work together to establish consistent interpretation of GCOS ECV requirements and analysis methodology for accuracy and stability monitoring, and to support validation processes of ECVs. -> Some details, see below
48QA4EO is included in GEO work plan 2012-2015. A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth ObservationQA4EO is a consequence from a known need for interoperability in quality and consistency.QA4EO is included in GEO work planQA4EO is a direct CEOS response to GEO Task DA & DA-09-01a: GEOSS Quality Assurance Strategy, now in: IN-02 Earth Data Sets C1QA4EO implementation plan is currently in a revision process and will be discussed during the WGCV plenary.The interaction of WGCV and the other WGs and VCs wrt QA4EO is outlined.Side meeting with VCs and WGs to detail the way forward
49QA4EO A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation Recent activities:With funding support from UKSA and NPL, UK for two years a new QA4EO Secretariat has been formed at NPL (Sec. Contact: Niall Origo,Request for Participation into QA4EO: Letter sent on Jan. 22nd, 2013 to CEOS and GEO members.Two QA4EO Implementation meetings via teleconference were held on February 12 and 26, 2013QA4EO Team Structure now established:CEOS QA4EO Implementation Task ForceWill have regular teleconference/Web-Ex communication to define action tasks as required for implementation.CEOS QA4EO Management TeamWill meet as and when required via teleconference/Web-Ex communication to provide priority and guidance to the task force and in return be informed of new and on-going initiatives.GEO Implementation Task ForceWill meet as and when required via teleconference/Web-Ex communication to provide the interface with the CEOS implementation teams and helps coordinate CEOS+GEO efforts.
50Output of teleconference: QA4EOA Quality Assurance Framework for Earth ObservationOutput of teleconference:Review of implementation planIdentify areas of with known issuesEither correct or comment on issues depending on how contentious they areIdentify related activitiesNASA Earth Science Data Working GroupISO standardsPROV-ES (Provenance Earth Science)Extend membership to these groupsRefocusing of QA4EO tasks and subtasks (outlined in the implementation plan) to be performed in the short term.Identification of potential case studies and points of contact for those.Examples of the use of Maturity Matrices (e.g. WGC).Identification of outreach opportunities (both policy and technical level) – interaction with WGCapD.For details and documentation, Visit
51QA4EO Interactions and case study plans with VCs and WGs Key Implementation strategy is to increase uptake through provision of example case studies and advice.To establish a set of case studies:WGCV (& QA4EO implementation team) request from agencies, VCs etc.examples of existing QA best practice consistent with QA4EO principlesIdeas where such activities are in progress and could be adoptedActivities in need of improved QA and where there is a desire and resource to developQA4EO team (through secretariat):Provide advise on how to implement QA4EOWork with agency, VC, WG to write and promote short case study from supplied informationInitial examples proposed:- SST with VC-SST and WGC- LEO-GEO inter-calibration with WMO GSICS- Maturity Matrix as QA status check/reporting mechanism with NOAA & WGC- Sentinel 2 Radiometric calibration tool with ESAMore ideas/examples welcomed:
52Interaction with WGClimate on ECVs WGCV-35 Recommendation isDevelop WGCV and WGC interface group to establish consistent interpretation of GCOS ECV requirements and analysis methodology for accuracy and stability monitoring, and to support validation processes of ECVsIn detail:WGCV can offer expertise on calibration to support the L1b data records by itssub-groups IVOS, SAR, and MSWGCV can offer expertise on validation on product level with emphasis onAtmospheric ECVs by the AC sub-groupTerrestrial ECVs by the LPV sub-group (Sub-group chair LPV has been invited to WGC meeting in Ashville 2012)Oceanographic ECVs are also included in IOCCG which is also interacting with CEOS, currently with IVOSAn mechanism between both WGs for know-how exchange should be settledWGCV will also internally discuss how to ensure the work-flowWGC PoC to WGCV is currently WGCV Vice-chair
53For more information, please contact WGCV-Secretariat: Upcoming WGCV-36 PlenaryHosted by the Academy of Opto-Electronics (AOE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China, May 13-17, 2013Registration is now closed but late comers are welcomed.More information on WGCV website: please visitFor more information, please contact WGCV-Secretariat:
54CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013 2015 DeliverablesCEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013
552015 deliverables10-year implementation plan for the GEOSS ends in 2015CSS study of VCs focused on their capacity and intentions to provide deliverables – SIT dialogue with VCs/WGs in 2012 has continued this discussion: what can we deliver to CEOS & GEO Member national governments?The VCs and WGs are the delivery teams of CEOSDelivery plans have been updated – this session takes a look at the combined output (from 1-pagers input for SIT-28) – with a view to considering standardisation and consistency in deliverables, milestones and activities for improved communication and management
562015 deliverables – space segment ACC* Geostationary AQ Constellation Coordination (Sentinel-4, TEMPO, GEMS) * Greenhouse Gas Constellation * Limb scattering ozone profile measurement coordinationLSI -OCROST* Ensure launch of Jason-3 in March 2015 latest, so as to preserve continuity of the reference measurement * Timely program approval of Jason-CS in Europe and in the US to ensure long-term availability of the reference measurement * Maintain focus on new technology as in SWOT and ensure its continuity with the Jason-series by including a Jason-class nadir altimeter in the SWOT payloadOSVW* In 2013 ASCAT-B becomes the primary operational mission and ASCAT-A remains in operations as a hot stand-by. Tandem operations beyond 2014 under discussion. Planning: absolute calibration of ASCAT-B and cross-calibration with ASCAT-A; potential revisit of phasing of METOP-A/METOP-B options. (* OSCAT F/O (Oceansat-3) and ASCAT F/O (EPS-SG) mission advocacy and coordination).PC* GPM Constellation phase satellites - continuity for TRMMSST* Sentinel-3 launch and advocacy (ESA) * Commissioning of METOB-B AVHRR/IASI (EUMETSAT)* Development of an SST- constellation requirements paper (work in progress) *Addressing the Gap in dual-view SST measurements since the loss of ENVISAT AATSR (ESA) * Inclusion of HY-2B into the Constellation (SOA)(Advocacy of: NPP/VIIRS (NOAA); COMS (KARI); continuity of passive microwave measurements (GCOM-W, JAXA); MTG (EUMETSAT); GCOM-C (JAXA); Oceansat-3 (ISRO))WGCapD-WGISSWGClimate(Once initial rendition of Physical Architecture is complete, first concrete recommendations on climate observation priorities for space segment will be provided. Undertaken in collaboration with CGMS, expected within 2015.)WGCV
57Gnd Segment/Info Systems 2015 deliverables – gnd segment/infosysGnd Segment/Info SystemsACC -LSI* LSI Explorer (Cross-Catalog, Data Discovery, Data Delivery System) * LSI Web SiteOCROSTOSVWPC* PC Data PortalSST* GHRSST framework for data discovery and access inc NRT data * Development of Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre and Ground Segment* Implementation of CWIC for SST holdings* Development of Global AVHRR HRPT rescue activity * Common format for SST products (implemented already for all GHRSST data streams and as part of the Sentinel-3 G/S from conception)(Cooperation with International validation teams (e.g Sentinel-3), Coordination of in situ SST radiometer validation activities with ISSI and WGCV (radiometer inter-comparison))WGCapD* WGCapD web/GEONetCab/GEO portal - capacity building resourcesWGISS* CEOS IDN: 14,000+ data collections – also via GEO Portal * CWIC: 1,700+ data collections – also via GEO Portal * FedEO: CEOS agency data collections discoverable via GEOSS * Portal systems: LSI, ACC & CEOS WaterWGClimate* Essential Climate Variable Inventory. First version and analysis available by QWGCV-
582015 deliverables – products & services ACC* Multi Sensor Volcanic Eruption Alert System * Total Ozone ECV supportLSI* Terrestrial ECVsOCR* Ocean Colour ECV support: basin to global scale ECV/CDR. IOCCG ECV WG will prepare report on objectives by 2014OST* Provision and dissemination of SARAL, Cryosat 2 and HY2A altimetry products (and also assimilation into the multi mission DUACS product) * Training programmesOSVW* Consistently reprocessed ASCAT-A mission dataset * Consistently processed OSCAT mission dataset * Standard calibration/validation methodology in coordination with IOVWST * Course on the use of scatterometer winds for marine forecasting – based on needs assessmentPC* Precipitation ECV supportSST* Improved SST products (L2, L3 and L4) * Improved Multi-Product Ensemble SST L4 diagnostic system (GMPE)* Metrics for SST services, products and users * Development of SST CDR via ESA CCI and GHRSST* Improved CDR from MSG SEVIRI * Improved use of GSICS* Inclusion of QA4EO guidelines in GHRSST data sets (Formal link to WGCV) * Implementation and operation of Diagnostic Data Set (e.g., via the ESA Felyx project) to pilot Ocean SuperSite development.(Advocacy for Ocean SuperSites with Agency cooperation; Coordinate user requirements and feedback for SST Products and ServicesAdvocate for better access to CEOS Member data sets)WGCapD* International Online Certificate Program in Remote Sensing * Inventory of capacity building activities focused on space-derived data * Digital Elevation Models workshops with high resolution DEM dataWGISS -WGClimate* Consensus system metrics for assessing ECV maturity end 2014.* In depth Data assessment procedure and pilots Q (Both undertaken with SST and OCR VCs (and their associated scientific bodies - GHRSST, IOCCG) and in collaboration with WCRP-DAC)WGCV* GEO strategy for data quality assurance through a CEOS Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO) * QA4EO Implementation Pilots and Showcases for key GEO data/information/SBA efforts * Fit for purpose documentation related to system, data and product capability and accuracy * Quality parameter measurement and process guidelines for each quality definition * CEOS Test Sites for operational system of Data and Information Interoperability and Harmonization in CEOS and GEO * Operational collection of calibration data over these sites by agencies * Prototype pre-operational satellite to satellite (optical domain) bias correction
59Space segmentSignificant variation, even internally, in defining and communicating what the VCs and WGs aim to achieveVCs mainly deliver space segment coordination outcomes and products/services“The Virtual Constellations are seen as one of the biggest assets of CEOS, and the primary mechanism for the coordination of space assets”Isolating, defining, standardising the value added of the VCs for the space segment would help communication & management?
60Ground segment, products & services WGs mainly deliver portals/info systems & products/servicesSIT Vice Chair proposal seeks to standardise on the access to products and services relevant to VCs ‘(portals’)
61VC & WG deliverables – balance & consistency In light of the consolidated responses, do individual VC/WGs wish to change their statement of deliverables? Should we more generally seek to sharpen scope of VC/WG deliverables and seek to standardise and improve consistency?Clearer deliverables would aid communication and management?Better integration of the VC/WGs with the annual CEOS Work PlanNot much guidance from the Constellations Process Paper (2008)Time for an update?
62Perspective from CEOS rep to post-2015 GEO WG Discussion Adequacy of the 2015 Deliverables for the GEOSSPerspective from CEOS rep to post-2015 GEO WGDiscussionPerspective from GEO Secretariat
63Common obstacles and common solutions “Modular”approach to implementation of VCs – how do agencies coordinate physical contributions to ensuring long-term ECVs?What are the challenges to implementing the VC? (Legal? Financial? Governmental?)Are any of these issues that an agency sees as possibly surmountable through bilateral or other discussions?Can the agencies identify investments, assets, or contributions they might make in ensuring ECV generation? (Even if the institution is not a space agency).What is needed to move the ECV generation forward? (hardware, software, reports, money, etc.)
64CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013 GEO Blue Planet TaskCEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013
65SB-01 – Oceans and Society or “the Blue Planet Task” New Task in the GEO Work PlanRelated GEOSS Strategic TargetsClimate, Ecosystems, Agriculture, BiodiversityComponents:C1 – Global Ocean Information Coordination and AccessLead (CEOS) – M. Dowell (need to provide new CEOS Lead as Mark has been asked to lead on behalf of EU/EC)C2 – Operational Systems for Monitoring of Marine and Coastal EcosystemsLead (CEOS) – P. Regner (ESA)C3 – A Global Operational Ocean Forecasting NetworkC4 – Applications of Earth Observations and Information to Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture Management
6619-21 November 2012 – Ilhabella, Brazil Main Outcomes/Actions: Oceans and SocietyBlue Planet Symposium 201319-21 November 2012 – Ilhabella, BrazilMain Outcomes/Actions:Continue developing the SB-01 Task and establish further synergies between the various Task ComponentsDevelop a White Paper to elaborate contributions of various programs and elements of Blue PlanetCEOS Presentation to Symposium highlighted:Initiatives at the international level to coordinate satellite observations of the ocean that are relevant to the Blue Planet Task of GEOExamples (not meant to be exhaustive) include:CEOS Working Group on Climate – ocean Essential Climate VariablesCEOS Virtual Constellations – all main ocean observations!CEOS Carbon Task Force – ocean aspects covered in Strategy reportOther transversal issues: e.g., QA4EO Cal/Val
67Overview of Oceanic Products for ECVs Global ProductsFCDR requiredSea-surface TemperatureIntegrated SST analyses based on satellite and in situ data recordsIR, MWSea-surface SalinityDatasets for research on sea-surface salinityMWSea LevelSea level global mean and regional variabilityAltimetrySea StateWave height, other measures of seaSea IceSea-ice concentration, extent, edge, supported by thickness & driftMW, VIS, radar, lidar, SAR altimetryOcean colorOcean radiometry, Chl-aMultispectral VIS imagery
68Oceans and Society - Blue Planet at GEO-IX Plenary Albert Fischer, UNESCO/IOC, presented
69Oceans and Society - Blue Planet at GEO-IX Plenary Added Value of Blue Planet:Provides new platforms to demonstrate importance of sustained in situ and satellite observations of marine and freshwater environments, and the value of integrating these with modelsBrings together a wide and diverse community of governmental and academic researchers and provides new platforms for integration of multiple streams of data into products that provide the real value to usersIncludes a dynamic, focused program in capacity building, complemented by a vigorous, global network of former scholars from developing countries.GHRSST
70WELCOME to the Oceans Summit! CEOS 2013 Work PlanExpected Outcomes for 2013 – CEOS Support to Key Stakeholder Initiatives6.5 – Determination of the level and scope of engagement of the four ocean-related Virtual Constellations in the GEO Blue Planet TaskOcean VCs and WGClimate “will participate in a CEOS Oceans Summit to address key activities where CEOS entities can make significant contributions to the newly developed Blue Planet Task.”“Additionally, CEOS will consider how best to capitalize on the existence of the four ocean-related Virtual Constellations by reviewing and investigating the feasibility of creating an overarching entity for operational oceanography.”- Tabled for the momentWELCOME to the Oceans Summit!
71CEOS Actions in Support of SB-01!!!! What is Needed from OCR, OST, OSVW,and SSTCEOS Actions in Support of SB-01!!!!
722013 CEOS-GEO Actions NEW ACTION GEO Work Plan Task and ComponentSB-01-C1_1 (in reality addresses all of SB-01)DescriptionContribute to the definition of the Implementation Plan/white paper for the Oceans and Society: Blue Planet Task, evidencing the significant contributions offered by CEOS ocean Virtual Constellations , the ocean contributions on ECVs and the ocean component of the Carbon Task Force.POC(s)Mark Dowell-WGClimate/EC-JRC ??(NB: I may have to switch to EC representation on this GEO Task, we may need to identify an alternate, I am happy to continue to represent CEOS as well for now)2013 Milestones/ DeliverablesImplementation Plan / whitepaper paper for Ocean and Society: Blue Planet overarching Task, reflecting significant CEOS contributionsComments
73Why Are CEOS Actions Important? Highlight the commitment of Space Agencies to implement the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)Actions focus exclusively on space segment aspects and efforts of Space Agencies to implement Components of the GEO Work Plan and GEOSSCaptured in the annual CEOS Implementation PlanCEOS-GEO Actions Workshop, January 23-24, 2013
74TAKE TWO: SB-01 – Oceans and Society - Blue Planet Task Components:C1 – Global Ocean Information Coordination and AccessLead (CEOS) – M. Dowell (need to provide new CEOS Lead as Mark has been asked to lead on behalf of EU/EC)C2 – Operational Systems for Monitoring of Marine and Coastal EcosystemsLead (CEOS) – P. Regner (ESA)C3 – A Global Operational Ocean Forecasting NetworkC4 – Applications of Earth Observations and Information to Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture Management
75CEOS Actions Remapping to GEO Priority Actions for SB-01 Components Each of the four Components has a number of Priority Actions identified. The following is a list of possible CEOS-relevant actions:C1: Promote activities of the IOCCG and applications of remotely-sensed ocean-colour data through coordination, training, liaison between providers and users, advocacy and provision of expert advice. Coordinate with CEOS climate activity plans to optimize its marine elements ACTIONS??C1: Develop vulnerability and integrated management of coastal zones in order to inventory, protect, and monitor coastal lands in the context of climate change and associated risk (DI-01 connections) ACTIONS??C2: Fully engage the four ocean-related CEOS Virtual Constellations (see also IN-01) ACTIONS??
76CEOS Actions Remapping to GEO Priority Actions for SB-01 Components – con’t Execution requires the cooperation of at least two CEOS Agencies1Execution requires a “significant” level of effort and good coordination (e.g., publication of an article does not need to be followed as an action. The article might be published onSignificant and citable benefits towards meeting societal needsNeeds to be “Actionable” (properly described, feasible with Lead Agencies (or WG, VC), at least one Contributor, clear Milestones and Deliverables, potential support might be indicated1 WG and VC considered “multi-agency’” group
77CEOS Ocean VCs and GEO Blue Planet – one way forward Eric LindstromNASA Headquarters
78THE IDEABetter coordinate near-real time ocean remote sensing data to improve and enhance oceanography applications. Do this as a CEOS contribution to GEO Blue Planet.Give common cause to four CEOS Ocean Virtual Constellations currently working largely in isolation.Intelligently apply coordination lessons learned from CEOS Climate WG for Essential Climate Variables to NRT applications for four Essential Ocean Variables.
79Four Ocean VCs Sample of NRT Appl. Sea Surface Temperature – weather, fisheries, coral reef healthOcean Vector Winds – weather, safety at sea, ocean forecastingOcean Surface Topography – storm surge, tides, hurricane intensity forecasts, ocean forecastingOcean Color – fisheries, HABs, human health
80GEO Blue Planet needs CEOS VCs! Global Ocean Information Coordination and AccessOperational Systems for Monitoring Marine and Coastal EcosystemsA Global Operational Ocean Forecasting NetworkApplications of Earth Observations and Information to Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture Management
81Coordinate with Ocean Forecasting JCOMM Expert Team on Ocean Forecast SystemsGlobal Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment- (GODAE) OceanView ProgramWork with them to optimize NRT products – take the lead from GHRSST to enable interchange of data and product development.
82Coordinate with Fisheries, HABS, Coral Reefs Provide integrated NRT product stream – beyond SST to Color, Height, and Wind.Address Ocean and Human Health issues with the full force of satellites?
83Coordinate with Weather Work toward seamless information for severe weather and safety at sea warnings.Hurricane research and operational intensity forecasting with integrated ocean data sets.Consider impact on storm surge forecasting from better NRT wind and height data.
84Benefits to CEOSRecognize that this activity can utilize many more data streams than presently captured by activities of Climate WG.Can harness CEOS Ocean data for immediate and practical societal benefits.Encourages and realizes NRT sharing of information for all.
85CEOS Actions??Build a mechanism for 4 Ocean VCs to share information, contacts, and present uses of NRT data.Assess the barriers to seamless use and sharing of NRT Ocean VC data.Build a CEOS Workplan for enabling a global NRT ocean data stream.
86Blue Planet“One intent of Blue Planet is to create an organogram to show how many of the activities that are being conducted with respect to oceans contribute to the many SBAs; there is confusion on how everything fits together; what the acronyms mean; what entities are doing. We first need to understand all the pieces” (KA Sawyer in Blue Planet Summary)Lets make CEOS part of the solution to this problem!
87CEOS Deliverables for GEOSS Data Discovery and Access Heritage, recent efforts, possible solutions using HMA-CWIC & discussionName Satoko Horiyama MIURA Organization WGISS Chair/JAXA CEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton , Virginia, USA Date March12, 2013
88Contents Goal Future Steps towards the Goal Recommendations (just introduction)HeritageRecent EffortsBackground of RecommendationsResponse to the Plenary ActionRecommendations (before discussion)DiscussionRecommendations (reflecting discussion results, ask for endorsement)Way Forward
89GoalAll of the “OPEN” CEOS Agencies’ data can be discovered and accessed from external clients (e.g. CEOS and GEO Portals)It should be independent of the technical implementation/standards and without any discrimination.Overall, 70% of CEOS mission data is accessible (OPEN). This includes all missions launched since 2000.
90Future Steps towards the Goal To improve data discovery through GEO portalTo improve data access through GEO PortalSeveral recommendations were prepared to implement the above steps (shown in the following slides).After discussion, SIT participants will be asked to endorse those.
91Recommendations (introduction) Recommendations to improve CEOS agencies’ “OPEN” data discovery and access[Datasets Registration] CEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN. Target date = The next Plenary Meeting[IDN Data Maintenance] In order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically.[Navigation for users] CEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery.
92Heritage CEOS agencies have several useful systems/tools such as: CWICFedEO (based on HMA-science)IDNEach Agency’s systems/toolsAt the last plenary meeting (Nov., 2012), there was intense discussion on CEOS agencies’ data discovery and access.ACTION : “WGISS to engage related agencies and to lead an investigation into the opportunities and obstacles for the interoperability of HMA and CWIC, providing a report and recommendations to SIT-28.”
93Recent Efforts Strategic Discussion Two telecons among WGISS, SIT chair team and SIT Vice Chair telecon in December and FebruaryCovered broader perspective on how to improve CEOS agencies’ data discovery and accessOne Telecon with CEOS members in FebruaryTechnical DiscussionFour telecons among HMA team, CWIC team and WGISS telecon in January and Februaryexchange
94Background for Recommendations Recommendation 1: Datasets RegistrationCEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN.In order to be “discoverable” through GEO Portal, datasets need to be registered to IDN in advance. This is a necessary 1st step.The IDN team is happy to support you on how to start the registration. Please contact to if you need any help.
95Background for Recommendations Recommendation 2 : IDN Data MaintenanceIn order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically.As of February 26th, more than 14,000 datasets from CEOS agencies were registered. But,For a significant part of them, the information returned in the query results is either wrong or inaccurate (e.g. obsolete information).The IDN team currently runs a link checker program on the catalog on weekly basis and when broken links are discovered the IDN team contacts the record owners. But sometimes record owners themselves are obsolete!
96Background for Recommendations Recommendation 3 : Navigation for usersCEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery.If datasets are registered to IDN, they are discoverable from the GEO Portal.But “discoverable” does not necessarily equal to “efficiently accessible”.Even if a hyperlink appears, it may lead to the top page of another system. Users have to search the dataset again. (= accessible but not “efficiently” accessible)Or no hyperlink appears due to some reason. (= not accessible)
97CEOS Data Policy Study Results 387 Mission-Instrument CombinationsOpen (no registration) = 42%Open (simple registration) = 22%Open (advanced approval) = 6%Restricted = 14%No Access or Unknown = 16%CommentsOverall, 70% of CEOS mission data is accessible (OPEN). This includes all missions launched since 2000.First release of results available on the CEOS website under SEO. A prototype CEOS Data Policy Portal has also been released.
98Response to the Plenary Action FedEO (based on HMA-science) team and CWIC team agreed to specify and implement one common external interface, “CEOS OpenSearch”.Details need to be discussed by the team from FedEO and CWIC, but here are tentative milestones.Specify the standard using current implementations of the specifications: After SIT-28 ~ Sep., 2014FedEO and CWIC teams implement the CEOS OpenSearch standard for external client access: ~Feb., 2015CEOS and other Community Portals will need to implement only one access standard to search and access data from CWIC & FedEO.
99HMA – CWIC Interoperability NASANote: All HMA interfaces (green)already available and connectedto FedEO. Others coming.NASA ECHOGEO PortalESA/ESRINEuropean MissionsCEOS portalsDLRSpot ImageNASA ECHO GatewayMDAFEDEOClearinghouseEUMETSATIDNCWICESA MissionsDMCEO-DAILVITOCWIC MissionsNOAACLASSGHRSSTNASAUSGSLSIINPELegend:CNESOGC EOP EP (HMA)OGC OpenSearchJAXACCRSISROAOE (China)Beijing-1NSMC/FengYunCRESDADisasters CharterOGC CSW
100Recommendations (before discussion) Recommendations to improve CEOS agencies’ “OPEN” data discovery and access[Datasets Registration] CEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN. Target date = The next Plenary Meeting[IDN Data Maintenance] In order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically.[Navigation for users] CEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery.
101DISCUSSIONModification of Recommendations (as needed)
102Recommendations (ask for approval) Recommendations to improve CEOS agencies’ “OPEN” data discovery and access[Datasets Registration] CEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN. Target date = The next Plenary Meeting[IDN Data Maintenance] In order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically.[Navigation for users] CEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery.
103Way Forward Side meeting on March 15th (after SIT-28) Technical issues and more details will be discussed.WGISS-35 Meeting (May 6-10)Detailed discussion on WGISS contributions.GEO IIB and Work Plan Symposium (June 3-7)According to the results from the meeting on March 15th, CEOS will report/present their contributions.CEOS Plenary (November)Report the 2013 activities results and 2014 plan, including preparation for to “Sprint to Summit”.GEO Plenary/Summit (January 2014?)Sprint to Summit, Exhibition?TechnicalTechnicalStrategicStrategicStrategic
105CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013 SIT-28 agenda itemsCEOS SIT-28 MeetingHampton, Virginia, USA 11th March 2013
106SIT-28 agenda content Tuesday pm is VC & WG session 2015 deliverables topic (1h10m)1-page/3-min report on deliverables from each VC/WGConclusions from today and Principals discussionVC Membership, Composition & Sustainability (40m)VC/WG selected topic (30m)Or extended time on existing topicCEOS Deliverables for GEOSS Data Discovery and Access (1h15m)Need a clear way ahead for Principals to discussVC portals studyLSI terms of reference (20m)